Global Jet Capital, a provider of financing solutions for large-cabin, long-range private jets, has announced it has appointed Violet Kwek as Sales Director, Greater China and North Asia, based in the company’s Hong Kong office. Violet will be responsible for the Greater China and North Asian market for Global Jet Capital.
Violet has extensive banking and leasing experience across the Asian region. She is joining Global Jet Capital from China Minsheng Banking Corp in Hong Kong, where she was the Deputy Head of Corporate Banking and prior to that role, Deputy Head of Shipping Finance.
She brings her considerable asset based financing and leasing experience in Asia to the business aviation sector as Global Jet Capital strengthens its regional presence for Asia-based clients. Global Jet Capital sees significant potential in the region and is receiving major backing from its investors, GSO Capital Partners (a Blackstone company), The Carlyle Group and AE Industrial Partners, in order to maximise the opportunities in Asia.
Violet Kwek, Sales Director, Greater China and North Asia at Global Jet Capital, said: “I’m excited to be joining one of the most dynamic teams in business aviation. From my experience in international transportation asset finance and working with many Asian corporations, I see great potential for the business aviation market in this region.
“A specialist finance house like Global Jet Capital will play a significant role in providing the bespoke financing and leasing solutions customers demand for their business aviation needs. I’m looking forward to discussing the options available to the market with those visiting our booth at ABACE next month.”
Violet will report to David Henderson, Global Jet Capital’s Managing Director, Asia Sales. He said: “We are delighted that Violet is joining the team. Her wealth of experience in the region, working with some of the largest global corporations particularly in this region, will be invaluable in making an immediate impact.”
Prior to her roles at China Minsheng Banking Corp Hong Kong, Violet was with Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong where she built up their ship financing and leasing portfolio with shipping and commodity companies in Greater China as well as DVB Bank and private equity and corporate finance institutions in Singapore.
Global Jet Capital is capitalized by three global investment firms – GSO Capital Partners, a Blackstone company in partnership with Franklin Square Capital Partners*; The Carlyle Group; and AE Industrial Partners. In January 2016 Global Jet Capital completed the purchase of GE’s corporate aircraft lease and loan book in the Americas.
The company’s current management team and executive committee is composed of leaders from business jet manufacturers, maintenance and service providers and leading financial institutions who have served the private aircraft industry for a combined 200-plus years and have completed over 3,500 aircraft transactions.